If you're hosting friends and family at your house for Thanksgiving, it might be easiest to use place cards. This not only can keep exes and fighting cousins apart, it also to makes everyone feel special and welcome! It's always a good feeling seeing your name printed somewhere — even if it's at a family dinner.
If you're a wine drinking family the Chalkboard Wine Glasses DIY from Just Short of Crazy is rather genius! Simply spray paint the bottom of the wine glass with chalkboard paint and write each guest's name on it. Not only will they feel special but no one will have to worry about losing their glass.
A super inexpensive place setting DIY is the Apple Place Setting from The Wedding Directory. Purchase one apple per guest, write their names on a piece of thin paper and pin it into the apple. That's about as easy as it gets!
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